Friday, August 29, 2008

Early Morning Viewing

Brit Boy and I have been watching the Democratic Convention this week and it has been once again interesting to experience things from back home along with him. I used to watch the conventions before I met him and he says that he saw bits and pieces on the news over the years. So we decided to check each night out together. We would tape it each night and then watched it the next evening.

For me, as an expat, it’s fun to keep up with what is going on back home and for Brit Boy, he is intrigued to know about things where I come from. Also, he is a big fan of the television show, “The West Wing”, so he likes political intrigue.

So for the last night of the convention, we decided to take a nap and then get back up to see the final speeches which were in the wee hours of the morning here. We both thought that it was great to witness Barack Obama accepting the nomination and giving his speech on the anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a full circle moment. And to us, it was a great moment in the history of the United States for all people, just as it was history in Hillary Clinton’s case. For me and Brit Boy, we thought it was just great, whether you were a Democrat or Republican or Independent or of whatever color. It was simply a human moment.
I have no idea what the outcome will be, but it was great to watch the convention with my Brit Boy.

5 comments:

Jacqueline said...

A human moment - something we need more of because we've lost soooo much ground. He has a gift for igniting these kinds of moments in people.

Dori said...

Jacqueline,
Yeah, it was just so good to see all those people there "together", you know. And even though we watched it here after 3am in the morning, from thousands of miles away in our bed, it was a dynamic moment to witness and it was just good to feel good about something in the world for that moment.

Mountain Woman said...

I'm glad you had a good time watching the convention together. It's odd to think about people all around the world watching. It was a great moment.

Mekhismom said...

It was a great moment. So glad that you were able to share it.

Dori said...

Mountain Woman,
Yes, it was a great moment. We watched it on CNN. It is cool that we can share things like this around the world.

Mekhismom,
It was one of those moments that Brit Boy and I will always remember.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dori :-)